Downing College with the help of Davy Kurniawan.
It was a gathering of friends to try a range of wines that I thought might be interesting: mainly a mix of bloggers and trade, the idea was simply to taste our way through the wines and see what we thought - with the producers / their PR agencies on line for a tweet-up.
The Cambridge Tasting in numbers:
- 18 different wines
- three countries represented
- 16 tasters, a mix of bloggers, WSET students, trade, buyers and other enthusiasts
- 1 Cambridge College
- three tweet-ups and 4 twitter hashtags
The wines were from Adank in Switzerland, Crus Bourgeois 2010, with some 2000s from the college cellars for comparison and South Africa's 7Springs.
With a mix of experience levels and backgrounds, there was some interesting and often lively discussion. The consensus was that it worked very well as a format and should be repeated - with Davy heading off back to Indonesia shortly, the next one won't be at a Cambridge college, but at least one person offered to host some time.
I'll be writing up each flight of wines separately.
- Davy Kurniawan
- Paola Tich
- Aoife Maxwell - who has already written up the event here:
- Caroline Biggs
- a number of Cambridge Wine Merchants buyers
- a number of Cambridge University Blind Tasting Society members
The Cambridge Tasting in Pictures
The Room - before any wine arrived.
Other related articles
Adank at The Cambridge Tasting
Crus Bourgeois at The Cambridge Tasting
Seven Springs at The Cambridge Tasting
The Cambridge Tasting by Aoife Maxwell
Adank - website, twitter
Phillips-Hill PR - website, twitter
7Springs Winery - website, twitter